STAND. COM. REP. NO. 877-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: H.B. No. 2012

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2012, H.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to allocate funds from transient accommodations tax revenues to the Hawaii Tourism Authority to implement initiatives, in conjunction with the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association, to address homelessness in tourist and resort areas and to report to the Legislature.

 

IMUAlliance, Kohala Coast Resort Association, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association, and Maui Hotel and Lodging Association testified in support of this measure. The Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness, Hawaii Tourism Authority, and Tax Foundation of Hawaii provided comments.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2012, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair